Vada Tahsil, with population of about 1.8 lakh is Thane district's the 5th least populous sub district, located in Thane district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 168 villages in the sub district, among them Khupari is the most populous village with population of 3043 and Vardha is the least populous village with population of 8. Ujjaini is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 18 km2 and Vardha is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 census towns in the sub district, those are - Vada and Kudus Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.8 lakh people, among them about 92 thousand (52%) are male and about 86 thousand (48%) are female. 40% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 57% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vada tahsil is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 39 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 1.5 lakh) live in Vada Sub District rural part and 13% (about 24 thousand) population live in the Vada Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vada

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 178,370 72,179 4,482 101,709 24,120
Male 91,990 38,542 2,288 51,160 12,324
Female 86,380 33,637 2,194 50,549 11,796

Most populated Villages and Cities in Vada

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Khupari 3043 Vada 16750
Abitghar 2828 Kudus 7204
Varsale 2542
Neharoli 2490
Gargaon 2479
Galtare 2474
Gorhe 2303
Chinchghar 2287
Kondhale 2268
Khanivali 2137

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 941 in Muslims are 861 and in Buddhists are 972.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vada

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 178,370 169,650 5,824 159 88 2,191 179 12 267
Male 91,990 87,411 3,130 83 46 1,111 88 7 114
Female 86,380 82,239 2,694 76 42 1,080 91 5 153

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 25% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 26.9% which is 3.8% higher than male population growth rate of 23.1%. General caste population has increased by 12.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 41.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 35.3% and child population has increased by 8.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vada

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25% 12.1% 41.6% 35.3% 8.8%
Male 23.1% 9.8% 38% 34.8% 8.9%
Female 26.9% 14.8% 45.5% 35.8% 8.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 939 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 873, in schedule caste is 959 and in schedule tribe is 988. There are 957 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 28 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vada

Total General SC ST Child
Change 28 38 49 7 -2
2011 939 873 959 988 957
2001 911 835 910 981 959

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Vada

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Shil 1381 Vada 949
Munguste 1354 Kudus 848
Kolim Sarovar 1252
Varnol 1195
Khodade 1195
Bramhangaon 1175
Paste 1146
Abje 1123
Virhe 1118
Kalambholi 1118

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 64 thousand are male and about 48 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vada is 73%. 81% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vada

Total Male Female
Change 6.3% 3.9% 9.2%
2011 73% 80.9% 64.6%
2001 66.7% 77% 55.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Vada

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Malonda 91 Vada 87
Vadavali Tarf Poulbar 90 Kudus 85
Uchat 88
Chinchghar 87
Gates Kh. 87
Vardha 86
Khaire Ambivali 85
Devghar 85
Gates Bk. 83
Musarne 82

Workers profile

Vada has 48% (about 85 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 37% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 22% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vada

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 47.6% 32.9% 14.6% 52.4%
Male 57.5% 43.2% 14.4% 42.5%
Female 37% 22.1% 14.9% 63%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Vada

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ujjaini 18.2 Vada 10.8
Kone 17.7 Kudus 3.9
Mangrul 17.4
Ambarbhui 16.2
Parali 15.9
Mandava 15.6
Pachghar 15.1
Varsale 14.4
Phanasgaon (N.V.) 12.5
Ogada 12.5